White Door: The Great Awakening – SE – CD – 
- Among The Mountains
- Soundtrack Of Our Lives
- Angel Of Tomorrow
- The Great Awakening
- Simply Magnificent
- Beautiful Girl
A few months ago, we were looking into the one and only [at that time] album by White Door; a shimmering example of synthpop that came soaring out of the dying embers of a Prog band named Grace. Their one album was a little exquisite, if obscure, and was only issued on CD by Cherry Red in 2009. It’s now an OOP rarity. But we have the chance to hear them anew on April 17th of 2020!
All three original members [Mac Austin, Harry + John Davies] were reuiited along with fourth member/producer Johan Baeckström of Daily Planet, a Swedish I’d not heard of but were highly recommended for any fans of Vince Clarke! Apparently, three years ago on the Daily Planet album “Play, Rewind, Repeat” Baeckström enlisted vocalist Mac Austin to lend his dignified voice to “Heaven Opened,” a track that was White Door in all but name as we can hear below.
From this seed grew the new White Door album and judging from the pre-release single of “Among The Mountains,” it’s a seamless fit with their debut album of <whistles> 37 years ago. They even still use Harry Davies flute in the instrumentation! Listen and believe below.
Swedish label Progress Productions will be releasing the eight track album on CD and LP next month and the CD is $17.00 now, but judging from the Cherry Red “Windows” experience, it’ll be trading hands in the future for a lot more than that. The LP will cost more, and if I were a guy who invested in things, maybe I’d buy one to keep around for a rainy day. The 180g edition is in a pressing of just 300 for $27.00. of course, we must factor in shipping from Sweden for both of these physical goods. Immaterial fans who just want MP3/FLAC/WAV can deal directly with the bands Bandcamp store for, uh, 75 Swedish Kroner. Me? I’m a physical guy. That CD has my name on it if I can dare to spend money on music this year. If you are too, hit that button and do the deed.
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